March 24 – 26, 2017 • Dallas, TX
The Center for Animal Research and Education (CARE)
was established to provide for the rescue, rehabilitation, and holistic nurturing of sick, injured, and abused exotic animals. CARE is dedicated to providing these majestic creatures with a safe habitat so they can live with dignity and comfort. CARE also provides a permanent home and stability for retired performing cats whose fate would otherwise be uncertain. Founded in 2003 as a non-profit public benefit corporation (ID #03-0520301), CARE’s 20-acre facility houses dozens of exotic animals, from big cats to lemurs to llamas. Operations Manager of the compound, Derek Krahn (BigCatDerek), has broken significant ground on the popular video app Vine with short clips of the animals at the compound, amassing over 1 billion video loops and over 1 million followers to the channel. Come meet him and some of his team at Furry Fiesta!
Attendees and staff of Furry Fiesta 2015 helped raise $17,000 for CARE, totaling over $60,000 in proceeds since the first Furry Fiesta. To help support CARE, we will be holding a charity auction, a casino night and other charity related events during Furry Fiesta. If you would like to donate items to be auctioned at Furry Fiesta, please contact our Charity Liaison with details! Please note that while CARE is a 501(c)(3), Furry Fiesta and D.R.A.M.A. are not, and donations are not Tax deductible.